Brathwaite in 2016
|Birth name||Jahron Anthony Brathwaite|
|Born|| (1993-07-03) July 3, 1993|
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
PartyNextDoor was the first artist signed to Drake's OVO Sound record label in 2013 and later that year released his first EP self-titled PartyNextDoor. He subsequently released PartyNextDoor Two and PNDColours in 2014 and PartyNextDoor 3 in 2016. PartyNextDoor has collaborated with a number of artists, including Drake, Big Sean and Jeremih. He has also seen success as a songwriter, having penned "Work", which was released on Rihanna's album Anti and peaked at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100, along with more songs such as "Wild Thoughts" which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Jahron Anthony Brathwaite was born to a Jamaican mother and a Trinidadian father in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Braithwaite was inspired by the music his father played to him when he was younger such as Jodeci, Boyz II Men, Blackstreet and 112.
2007–2014: Career beginnings and debut album
Having made electronic-infused R&B under his real name Jahron Brathwaite [Jahron B], he signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell as a songwriter, under the name PartyNextDoor, at age 18.[failed verification] His first mixtape, PartyNextDoor, was released to the iTunes Store on July 1, 2013. It entered on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart at number six with sales of 2,000 copies and peaked at number 34 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for the week of July 20, 2013. He performed background vocals on "Own It" and "Come Thru" from Drake's third studio album, Nothing Was the Same.
His debut studio album PartyNextDoor Two was released on July 30, 2014. The record featured singles like "Thirsty", "FWU", "East Liberty" and the Billboard charted "Recognize", featuring Drake. Later that year, on December 3, 2014, PartyNextDoor released the 4-track EP titled PNDColours, with the follow up COLOURS 2, released in 2017. In 2015, he produced three songs on Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late: "Legend", "Preach" and "Wednesday Night Interlude".
2016–present: PartyNextDoor 3, Partymobile and Partypack
PartyNextDoor earned his first number-one song as a songwriter when on January 27, 2016, Rihanna released the lead single "Work" from her eighth studio album, Anti. The song maintained its spot at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 for nine consecutive weeks. He also penned the song "Sex with Me" on the same album. On March 25, 2016, PartyNextDoor released "Come and See Me", which features fellow artist Drake, from his upcoming second studio album, PartyNextDoor 3 (also known as P3). A music video directed by affiliate and collaborator Adrian Martinez and featuring appearances by Kylie Jenner, Big Sean, and Jhené Aiko was released on Snapchat on June 23, 2016. On June 15, 2016, Jeremih called into Real 92.3 LA to announce a joint album with PartyNextDoor called Late Night Party. On July 2, 2016, he released another single, "Like That", featuring Jeremih and Lil Wayne, on OVO Sound radio. On July 21, 2016, PartyNextDoor announced the release date for his second studio album PartyNextDoor 3 for August 12, 2016 and released "Not Nice", the record's second single.
He and Jeremih toured in 2016 and had plans to release a joint project.
On June 4, 2017, PartyNextDoor released Colours 2 without any prior announcement. A short film for the EP was released on June 12, 2017.
On September 29, 2017, he released an EP titled Seven Days, which included guest appearances from Halsey and Rick Ross.
After a lead artist hiatus PartyNextDoor returned in December of 2019 with two singles "The News" and "Loyal", with the latter featuring OVO Sound co-founder, Drake. They served as the lead singles of his album Partymobile which he tweeted would be released in February. It then got pushed back to March 27, 2020 and released on that date.
On October 15, 2020, Party surprise-announced the release of Partypack, a 7-song EP containing "previously unreleased" songs, including the 2014 song "Persian Rugs". The EP was released the following day.
Awards and nominations
|2017||Grammy Awards||Best R&B Song||"Come and See Me" (with Drake)||Nominated|
|Album of the Year||Views (as a featured artist)||Nominated|
|MTVU Woodie Awards||Songwriter of the Year||Himself||Won|
|Juno Awards||R&B/Soul Recording of the Year||PartyNextDoor 3||Nominated|
|Canadian Radio Music Awards||Best New Group or Solo Artist: Dance/Urban/Rhythmic||"Not Nice"||Nominated|
|Billboard Music Awards||Top R&B Collaboration||"Come and See Me" (with Drake)||Nominated|
|iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards||Best New Canadian Artist||Himself||Won|
|Secret Genius Awards||Secret Genius: R&B||Won|